Monday, July 28, 2014
Miami Dolphins' projected roster
By James Walker
Examining the Miami Dolphins’ roster:
I'm still not seeing much in this third-quarterback race between Devlin and undrafted rookie Brock Jensen. It's possible Miami could only keep two quarterbacks, but I'm staying with three for now.
RUNNING BACKS (4)
Moreno started camp on the physically unable to perform list, so other players are getting a chance. This week I added the rookie Williams, who is showing flashes in camp and continues to be one of my top sleepers.
This is a deep group with a lot of competition. It could be really close between Williams and Armon Binns. But Williams can return kicks, which helps.
TIGHT ENDS (3)
New this week is Sims on the 53-man roster over rookie Arthur Lynch, who is practice-squad eligible.
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)
Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey is missing from this list because he's on the PUP and won't count on the 53-man roster. The Dolphins are still searching for the right starting five, with Smith now starting at center.
DEFENSIVE LINE (8)
Dion Jordan's four-game suspension opens the door for rookie seventh-round pick Fede to make the team. This is one of the deepest areas of the team.
This group remains the same, but needs more production.
Miami's cornerbacks have a mix of youth and experience. Staying healthy will be key.
Coverage will be a big question with this group. Physicality and athleticism are not questions.
You can pencil in this trio for the regular season right now.